Tag Archive: Ryan Hunter-Reay

Jul 13

Hunter-Reay blitzes way to victory in Iowa

It was a dominating performance for Tony Kanaan … until Lap 298.

Verizon IndyCar logo Kanaan, who started second in the No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car, led 247 laps of the Iowa Corn Indy 300 presented by DEKALB, but couldn’t stave off Ryan Hunter-Reay in the final two laps. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

Indy 500: Ryan Hunter-Reay wins in 2nd-closest finish

Alex Tagliani 13th, Jacques Villeneuve 14th and James Hinchcliffe DNF

Verizon IndyCar logo Chants of “USA, USA” from the hundreds of thousands of spectators rose from the cavernous Indianapolis Motor Speedway – and likely among TV viewers across America – as Ryan Hunter-Reay took the slowest lap of the day. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

Hunter-Reay makes it two wins in a row at Barber

Individuals at Barber Motorsports Park certainly have a sense of humor.

Verizon IndyCar logo At the tail end of a 2-hour, 30-minute rain delay to the green flag of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, Jimmy Cliff’s “I Can See Clearly Now (the Rain is Gone)” covered the grounds through loud speakers. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

Hunter-Reay sweeps sessions at Barber

Practice at 10 a.m. (CT) April 26 precedes the three rounds of qualifications

Verizon IndyCar logo Focus forward has served Ryan Hunter-Reay well during his motorsports career — when he was out of an open-wheel ride following the 2005 Champ Car season, when he was bent on proving his race craft in ’07 in a part-time gig with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, and especially when he was pointing to his first series title in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Starts, stops on streets: Conway a surprise winner

Multi-car pile-up triggered by the front-runner

Mike Conway - photo Alex Gallardo The door was open for Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe, who were running 1-2 (the way they started the 80-lap race), to battle for the victory in the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Until Lap 56. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

The Verizon P1 Award firmly in Franchitti’s hands (+results, UPDATED)

 Incident ends qualifying early for AlexTagliani and Barracuda Racing

Dario Franchitti  - photo © IndyCar SeriesDario Franchitti has something to say to those who have advanced supposition about his results early in this 19-race season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 07

Vettel and Lorenzo go head-to-head at ROC

Race Of Champions (Sunday December 16)

Race Of Champions logoVettel and Lorenzo go head-to-head at ROCThe stage is set for a thrilling Race Of Champions following the draw for the opening group stages of the event on December 14-16 at Bangkok’s Rajamangala Stadium. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Strong finish for SRT® Viper GTS-R in tough Petit Le Mans

Kuno Wittmer and IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay was one of only four GT cars to run a lap under 80 seconds

Petit Le Mans powered by MazdaThe SRT<sup>®</sup> Motorsports team found out why the Petit Le Mans is one of the most feared endurance events in North America road racing, but the new team of SRT Viper GTS-Rs had more than its share of success on its way to finishing...The SRT® Motorsports team found out why the Petit Le Mans is one of the most feared endurance events in North America road racing, but the new team of SRT Viper GTS-Rs had more than its share of success on its way to finishing 8th and 13th in the American Le Mans Series GT class. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

2012 IndyCar Champion Hunter-Reay to race in Bangkok

2012 IndyCar Series Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay will compete at this year’s Race Of Champions in Bangkok, Thailand

imageRace Of Champions logoThe American took four IndyCar victories this season before becoming the first champion of a major 2012 motor sport series at last month’s finale. Hunter-Reay joins a field featuring F1 world champions Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel for ROC 2012 on December 15-16. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Tagliani’s race-leading run ends early in Fontana

Drama, intrigue, excitement: Ryan Hunter-Reay grabs title

Tagliani race FontanaMAVTV 500The 2012 IZOD IndyCar season finale came to a close only a few laps too soon as Alex Tagliani and his Barracuda Racing crew battled for the lead. With less than 25 laps remaining in the 500-mile MAVTV 500 race, a mechanical issue ended the day for the No. 98 car. Just before the incident, Tagliani had fought his way to the front of the field.

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Dec 31

INDYCAR: Top 10 drivers of 2011

Ranking the Top 10 Indy drivers for 2011? Piece of cake. Just copy the final point standings, right? Hell no
 
Will Power - Dario Franchitti 2011IZOD - IndyCar seriesHell no, you have to look at the complete body of work, practice, qualifying, race day and those intangibles like bad pit calls, racing luck and brain fade. So here’s one opinion in a world of experts, starting from 10th and working down. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

Hunter-Reay prevails in starts, stops in New Hampshire (+result)

The finish order was set based on the lap 215 running order under caution in  IZOD IndyCar Series race

Ryan Hunter-Reay  victory Loudon 2011-08-14NHMS LogoRyan Hunter-Reay was the race leader when moisture on the racing surface at New Hampshire Motor Speedway brought out the yellow flag. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Rain stops play in Indianapolis

On the second day of practice for the centennial Indianapolis 500

Indianapolis in rainIZOD - IndyCar seriesPersistent and heavy rain at Indianapolis Motor Speedway washed out all on-track activity on the second day of practice for the centennial Indianapolis 500. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Power secures Penske’s 200th all-time pole (+grid)

Tagliani far behind in 20th position

Will Power Pole Sao PauloSao Paulo IndyCarRyan Hunter-Reay elicited a collective chuckle from the international media contingent when he congratulated Will Power for securing the PEAK Performance Pole Award for the Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Team Penske, Hunter-Reay pace 27-car field, Alex Tagliani fifth (+result)

Pointing out the closeness of lap times throughout the field isn’t news to Ryan Hunter-Reay

Ryan Hunter-Reay 2IZOD - IndyCar series‘The competition is so tight right now that if you sneeze the wrong way you’re going to be at the back of the pack,” said Hunter-Reay, who’s at the front of the 27-car pack after two rounds of practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Lola customers enjoy successful start to 2011

On the tough, bumpy airfield circuit of Sebring

Lola scored a memorable class win in the LMP2 category and its customer cars finished 6th and 7th overall at the 59th running of the Sebring 12 hours this weekend. On the tough, bumpy airfield circuit in central Florida, temperatures reached up to 85 degrees Fahrenheit and with 55 cars on the grid, the Lola entered prototype sports cars showed they had the pace and durability to start the season with a victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

1, 2, 3: Team Penske sweeps qualifications

Tagliani a distant 23rd place

Initially anyway, Dario Franchitti will be boxed in by three Team Penske cars and three Andretti Autosport cars in the Indy Japan 300. Extricating himself will require a give-and-take effort — give it his all over 200 laps and take whatever breaks fall in his lap to further fill the 17-point championship crevice heading into the season finale Oct. 2 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Contact spoiled great performance for Simona de Silvestro in Edmonton

Under perfect weather conditions and starting in her best qualifying position this year, 7th place

Simona De Silvestro and the Team Stargate Worlds/HVM Racing crew were eager to begin the Honda Indy Edmonton on a positive note in her quest for the 2010 “Rookie of the Year” award.  As the green flag dropped Simona immediately picked up a position and by lap # 7 she had a 2.3 second gap between her and the 7th spot of E.J. Viso.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Will Power surges to fourth victory of year (updated, + team reports)

Following a race contact, Alex Tagliani ends up 17th in Toronto

10-07-18_0029Justin Wilson had it all in his corner with 20 laps left in the Honda Indy Toronto: Firestone alternate tires on the No. 22 Z-Line Designs car, plenty of ethanol in the tank and a 3.1-second lead over Team Penske’s Will Power.

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Jul 17

IndyCar: Wilson earns 1st pole, sets track record

Tagliani will start from 9th place, Tracy from 24th

Justin Wilson earned his first IZOD IndyCar Series pole and set a series track record in the process. Now all the Dreyer & Reinbold Racing driver has to do is hold off 25 challengers over 85 laps in the Honda Indy Toronto.

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